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3/10/10

Take, Lock, and Hide initiative starts on the South Plains

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

By Brittany Pieper  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - South Plains officers want you to lock, take, and hide. It's part of a new initiative involving local law enforcement agencies, the South Plains Auto Theft Task Force, and the Insurance Council of Texas. Soon you'll see signs in parking lots all over the area reminding you to lock your car, take your keys, and hide your belongings.

On the South Plains, more than 850 vehicles were stolen last year. That's an economic loss of about $8 million, but members of the initiative say you can do something to protect yourself.

"People who break into autos, they're only doing it because of the opportunity. They see a laptop. They see a purse. They see a billfold. They see a cell phone. They see a GPS unit. That's the car they're going to want to break in to," said Mark Hanna with the Insurance Council of Texas.

The Take, Lock, and Hide initiative started in the Austin area in 2005.

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